Life after Wayde: ‘Tannie’ unleashes a new protégé

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Tsebo Matsoso (right) is following in Wayde van Niekerk’s footsteps Picture: Roger Sedres / Gallo Images
Tsebo Matsoso (right) is following in Wayde van Niekerk’s footsteps Picture: Roger Sedres / Gallo Images

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Botha and Van Niekerk recently terminated their athlete-coach relationship of nine years. She said she respected Van Niekerk’s decision to change coaches. The 79-year-old mentor has predicted that the young sprinter, Matsoso, will be as good a 400m runner as her former charge.

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